Friday, October 28, 2011

A Hauntingly Good Time

A little ghosty, here for a visit!  Make him into a favor, decoration, pin, tag, magnet, toy, or whatever you'd like.  Happy crocheting and happy holidays!

About the Pattern:
Parentheses indicate a section to be repeated.
Brackets indicate a series of instructions to be worked into the same stitch.


mc 6
ss, sc, inc, sc, inc, ss

ch 2, turn, sc in the 2nd stitch from the hook, inc, sc, inc, ss

ch 2, turn, dc in the 2nd stitch from the hook, ss, [dc, ss], dc, ss, [dc, ss], fo, weave in loose ends

Embroider, sew, or glue on eyes and mouth

You can whip stitch two together for a puffier (and more finished) 3D creation.  This results in a piece perfect for gift tags, hanging decorations, and little toys.
Simply leave a long tail for sewing and do not add eyes or mouth on one of the two pieces.  Line the two finished pieces up together, back to back.  Being sure to keep the stitches in line, use the tail to whip stitch the pieces together.  Fasten off and weave in the loose end.

Please do not sell this pattern or reproduce it in any way.  If you would like to share it, please do not copy & paste, but instead link to this page.  Thank you!


  1. Very cute Halloween projects. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes, Tammy

  2. I do not understand this pattern at all. I tried and it turned into like a crescent shape. by inc. do you mean to do 2 sc ??
    can you please expain this pattern to me better? I'd love to make it and sell it as pins for an upcoming set of ghost tours I'll be working at

    1. After you make your 6 sc stitches into a magic circle, you will just continue around (don't join, work in a spiral).
      Then, work 2 sc stitches into each stitch around (inc = 2 sc in the same st). Now you should have a 12 sc circle.
      Next, still working in a spiral: ss, sc, inc, sc, inc, ss. This will only take you halfway around the circle. Now you will begin working back and forth, instead of around, to make the bottom of the ghost (steps 4-5).
      I hope that helps!

    2. i am trying to learn this pattern. what is the does it mean working in a spiral: ss, sc, inc, ss. please explain your directions a little better please and thank. i am making them for barrettes for headbands i am making.

    3. Step 3 has you stitch part-way around the circle, then in the next step you turn and work back the other way to make the flowy bottom of the ghost.